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    Musk pauses Twitter use for the longest period in 5 years

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    Musk’s departure from Twitter follows a recent period when he was especially active on the platform (Image: Reuters/Steve Nesius)

    Elon Musk is on its longest period without posting on twitter in nearly five years, a nine-day hiatus that comes amid tumultuous efforts to complete its planned $44 billion deal to buy the platform.

    The billionaire CEO of Tesla (TSLA) last posted on June 21, marking Thursday as the longest silence since October 2017.

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    Since January 2018, he hasn’t gone more than six days without tweeting, according to the Wall Street Journal. He has since taken a few four-day breaks, most recently this past January, the analysis shows.

    Musk’s departure from Twitter follows a recent period when he was especially active on the platform, with a steady stream of posts about the deal in which he spoke about his criticism of the company and its policies, as well as its plans.

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    Of the ten most tweeted weeks by Musk since he joined the platform more than a decade ago, five have occurred since April 1.

    Musk’s large stake in Twitter shares became public on April 4th and he reached the agreement to acquire it on the 25th of the same month.

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    Since January 2018, he hasn’t gone more than six days without tweeting, according to the Wall Street Journal (Image: Shutterstock/diy13)

    It was not possible to determine why Musk, who runs Tesla and SpaceX, is absent from Twitter.

    He has long used the platform as the main channel of communication on a variety of subjects, from rocket launches by SpaceXto a question about cheese, to expressing opinions on American politics.

    Unlike most other users with a large following, he usually reacts or responds to other people’s posts.

    The difference arises as Musk juggles various businesses and handles personal matters.

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    Source: Moneytimes

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